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September 26, 2012, Vol 308, No. 12, Pages 1183-1281

This Week in JAMA

This Week in JAMA

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1183-1183. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3228
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Bringing Diagnosis Into the Quality and Safety Equations

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1211-1212. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11913

Overcoming the Pricing Power of Hospitals

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1213-1214. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11910

Controlling Health Care Costs in Massachusetts With a Global Spending Target

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1215-1216. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11322

Beyond Joint Implant RegistriesA Patient-Centered Research Consortium for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1217-1218. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.12568
A Piece of My Mind

Worlds Apart

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1219-1220. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.9980
Original Contribution

Perioperative Dexamethasone Administration and Risk of Bleeding Following Tonsillectomy in ChildrenA Randomized Controlled Trial

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1221-1226. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11575

To determine the effect of dexamethasone on bleeding following tonsillectomy in children, Gallagher and coauthors studied 314 patients undergoing tonsillectomy without a history of bleeding disorder or recent corticosteroid medication use.

Total Knee Arthroplasty Volume, Utilization, and Outcomes Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 1991-2010

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1227-1236. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11153

Cram and coauthors describe a 20-year experience in Medicare beneficiaries undergoing total knee arthroplasty, examining per-capita utilization and overall volumes, length of stay, readmission rates, and complications. The related Editorial by Slover and Zuckerman discuss costs associated with evolving trends in knee arthroplasty.

Diagnostic Accuracy of Fractional Flow Reserve From Anatomic CT Angiography

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1237-1245. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11274

In an international multicenter study, Min and coauthors assessed the performance of noninvasive fractional flow reserve calculated from computed tomographic angiography for diagnosis of coronary stenosis in 252 stable patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease. In a related Editorial, Patel discusses how these findings should be used for the evaluation of chest pain.

Editorial

Increasing Use of Total Knee Replacement and Revision Surgery

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1266-1268. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.12644

Detecting Obstructive Coronary Disease With CT Angiography and Noninvasive Fractional Flow Reserve

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1269-1270. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11383
Care of the Aging Patient: From Evidence to Action

Caring for the Older Person With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1254-1263. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.12422

In an article summarizing strategies for care of older persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Fried and coauthors describe the case of an 81-year-old man with COPD hospitalized with severe dyspnea and respiratory failure.

Users' Guides to the Medical Literature

How to Use an Article Reporting a Multiple Treatment Comparison Meta-analysis

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1246-1253. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11228

Interpreting the results of a multiple treatment comparison (MTC) meta-analysis can be a challenge. Mills and coauthors provide a 3-step approach in this Users’ Guide to help demystify the MTC for clinicians.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

A Florid, Tiny, Discrete Eruption on the Penis

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1264-1265. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11061
Medical News & Perspectives

NIH Signals Intent to Boost Funding of Emergency Care Research and Training

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1193-1194. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11142
Medical News and Perspectives

Petition Targets Painkiller Marketing in Effort to Curb Overdose Deaths

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1194-1196. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11248

Marijuana Use Starting in Youth Linked to IQ Loss

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1196-1196. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.12205
Letters

Troponin Levels and Mortality After Noncardiac Surgery

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1204-1204. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11256

Troponin Levels and Mortality After Noncardiac Surgery

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1204-1205. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11259

Troponin Levels and Mortality After Noncardiac Surgery—Reply

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1204-1205. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11268

Treatment of Sepsis-Related Organ Dysfunction

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1205-1206. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11262

Treatment of Sepsis-Related Organ Dysfunction

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1206-1207. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11265

Treatment of Sepsis-Related Organ Dysfunction—Reply

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1206-1207. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11271

Salary Differences by Gender

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1207-1208. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11174

Salary Differences by Gender—Reply

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1207-1208. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11177

Use of Information Technology in the Examination Room

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1208-1209. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11184

Use of Information Technology in the Examination Room—Reply

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1208-1209. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11190
Visualizing Health Policy

Costs

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1197-1197. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11916
Health Agencies Update

Trouble Letting Go: Hoarders

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1198-1198. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11449

Sick Leave Benefits

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1198-1198. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.12016

Off-label Atypical Antipsychotics

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1198-1198. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.12018

Collaborative Research

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1198-1198. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.12020
The Cover

Market Church in Halle

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1188-1188. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3224
Poetry and Medicine

The Morning Post

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1189-1189. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.6000
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JAMA Patient Page

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1281-1281. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.12362
JAMA Masthead

About This Journal

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1185-1185. doi:10.1001/jama.308.12.1185
JAMA 100 Years Ago

CAN LIFE BE MADE?

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1190-1190. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3225
Book and Media Reviews

Achieving Justice in Genomic Translation: Re-Thinking the Pathway to Benefit

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1271-1272. doi:10.1001/jama.308.12.1271

The Growing Global Public Health Crisis and How to Address It

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JAMA. 2012;308(12):1272-1272. doi:10.1001/jama.308.12.1272
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